Are Brits actually fussed about the Jubilee?

Are Brits actually fussed about the Jubilee?

I’ve been looking forward to the Jubilee bank holiday for ages – I’m so excited!

My husband Mark and I are taking our toddler Henry off to Whitby for the weekend, and while the weather probably won’t be glorious I’m sure we’ll have a great time at the seaside.

I’m very pleased to have a four day weekend, but I’m viewing it as a chance to get away, rather than celebrate the Queen’s reign.

I wouldn’t say I was anti-monarchy; perhaps I’m just indifferent to it all.

However, generally across the UK us Brits are very supportive of the institution of monarchy and welcome it over having an elected head of state, according to a poll by YouGov.

Apparently three-quarters of us agree with this, with 57 per cent admitting to being proud of the royal family.

One in five of us are off to street parties, with half of Brits planning to watch the Royal Flotilla either on TV or in person along the river Thames.

I know lots of my friends are planning to celebrate the day in style, but I think the appeal is in the sense of community and patriotism, rather than a love for the monarchy.

When we get to Whitby it’d be nice for Henry to see a few Union Jacks about and if there’s some sort of events going then I’m sure they’d help make the weekend more memorable in his eyes.

But I’m not going to sit down and watch the celebrations on TV as I’d far rather relax and enjoy my well-earned four day break.

Plus I’m sure I’ll hear all about the big day when I go back home on Tuesday!

How are you spending your long weekend? Will it involve any Jubilee-related antics?

Posted by Elsa Pienaar

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